American Association for Cancer Research

Research Funding and Mentored Grants Committees

Research funding scientific review committees serve in the significant role of selecting recipients of AACR’s research grants for independent investigators, junior faculty and postdoctoral/clinical research fellows

AACR-Aflac Inc. Career Development Award for Pediatric Cancer Research Committee
Award supports junior faculty who are in the first four years of a faculty appointment (at the start of the grant term) to conduct pediatric cancer research and establish successful career paths in this field.



AACR Basic Cancer Research Grants Scientific Review Committee (Awards are open to postdoctoral and clinical research fellows within academic facilities, teaching hospitals, or research institutions, who will be in the first, second, or third year of their training at the start of the fellowship term.)

Selects grantees for the following awards:

  • AACR-Anna D. Barker Fellowship in Basic Cancer Research
  • AACR-Astellas Pharma Global Development Inc. Fellowship in Basic Cancer Research
    • Fellowship supports research related to all areas of basic cancer research.


AACR Breast Cancer Research Grants Scientific Review Committee

Selects grantees for the following awards:

  • Breast Cancer Research Foundation-AACR Grants for Translational Breast Cancer Research (Open to independent junior or senior investigators)
    • Grant supports breast cancer research projects designed to accelerate the discovery, development and application of new agents to treat breast cancer and/or for preclinical research with direct therapeutic intent.
  • AACR-Genentech BioOncology Fellowship for Cancer Research on the HER Family Pathway (Open to junior faculty within four years of their faculty appointment)
    • Grant supports research related to basic, clinical, or epidemiological projects that substantially advance the field of cancer research on the HER family pathway.

 
AACR Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Grants Scientific Review Committee (Junior faculty, postdoctoral and clinical research fellows)
Selects grantees for the following awards:

  • AACR-Amgen Inc. Fellowship in Clinical and Translational Cancer Research (Open to postdoctoral and clinical research fellows working at an academic, medical, or research institutions and are in the first five years of their postdoctoral training at the start of the grant term)
    • Fellowship funds clinical and/or translational cancer research.
  • AACR-Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology Fellowship in Clinical Cancer Research (Open to postdoctoral and clinical research fellows working at an academic, medical, or research institutions and are in the first five years of their postdoctoral training at the start of the grant term)
    • Fellowship funds clinical and/or translational cancer research.
  • AACR-Judah Folkman Career Development Award for Anti-Angiogenesis Research (Open to junior faculty members within the first four years of a faculty appointment)
    • Award funds basic, clinical, translational, or epidemiological research projects with the potential to substantially advance the field of anti-angiogenesis cancer research.
  • AACR-Dharma Master Jiantai Innovative Grant for Lung Cancer Research (Open to junior faculty members)
    • Grant supports research focused on developing and studying new ideas and approaches that have direct application and relevance to lung cancer.


AACR-Gertrude B. Elion Cancer Research Award Scientific Review Committee (Open to tenure-track researchers at the level of assistant professor, who have completed their postdoctoral studies or clinical fellowships no more than four years prior to the potential start of the grant term)
Grant funds all areas of cancer research.



AACR-Kure It Grant for Kidney Cancer Research Committee
Grant is available to independent investigators developing and studying new ideas and approaches that have direct application and relevance to kidney cancer patients.



AACR-Millennium Fellowship in Lymphoma Research Committee
Fellowship supports a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct lymphoma-based research and to establish a successful career path in this field.



AACR-Millennium Fellowship in Prostate Cancer Research Committee
Fellowship supports a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct prostate cancer research and to establish a successful career path in this field.



AACR-National Brain Tumor Society Career Development Award Committee
This fellowship provides a one-year grant to support the salary, benefits and research of a postdoctoral fellow or clinical research fellow engaged in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) research.



Caring for Carcinoid Foundation-AACR Grant for Carcinoid Tumor and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Scientific Review Committee (Open to independent junior and senior investigators)
Grant supports research focused on developing and studying novel ideas and approaches with direct application and relevance to carcinoid tumors and/or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.



Fight Colorectal Cancer-AACR Career Development Award Committee
Eligible research projects are restricted to translational or clinical research that focuses on novel therapeutic approaches for late-stage metastatic colorectal cancer.



Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Innovative Grant Scientific Review Committee (Independent junior and senior investigators)
Grant funds research related to basic, clinical, translational, or epidemiological research with direct applicability and relevance to pancreatic cancer.



Pancreatic Cancer Action Network–AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant Scientific Review Committee (Open to early career researchers beginning their postdoctoral research positions)
Grant funds research related to basic, clinical, translational, or epidemiological research with direct applicability and relevance to pancreatic cancer.



Pancreatic Cancer Research Grants Scientific Review Committee
Selects grantees for the following awards:

  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - AACR Fellowship (Open to early-career researchers during their mentored, research phase)
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - AACR Career Development Award (Open to junior faculty in the first four years of a faculty appointment)
    • Award and fellowship fund research related to basic, clinical, translational, or epidemiological research with direct applicability and relevance to pancreatic cancer.


QuadW-AACR Career Development Award for Sarcoma-Based Cancer Research
Award supports a postdoctoral or clinical research fellow to conduct translational or clinical sarcoma research and to establish a successful career path in this field.



The Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award for Cancer Prevention Research Scientific Review Committee (Open to junior faculty)
Award supports cancer prevention research of significant scientific merit in any discipline across the continuum of research.



The Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award for International Collaboration in Cancer Research Scientific Review Committee (Open to two or more independent investigators working within an established, international, cancer research collaboration involving institutes in multiple countries)
Award supports highly meritorious research related to any cancer being conducted collaboratively by investigators in different countries around the world.



The Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award for Research in Personalized Cancer Medicine Scientific Review Committee (Open to physician-scientists conducting meritorious research with direct, human, therapeutic relevance and are within the first ten years of their faculty appointment)
Award supports any area of cancer research that holds promise for near-patient benefit.